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Report: Bristol Palin's Husband Files for Divorce

Sources say Dakota Meyer moved out weeks ago

(Newser) - More Palin family drama: Bristol Palin's husband, Dakota Meyer, has filed for divorce less than two years after they were secretly married , reports People . Sources say the Medal of Honor recipient, 29, moved out of the Texas home he shared with the former Alaska governor's 27-year-old daughter around... More »

Why Lawyers Predict a Wave of Divorce This Year

Blame the loss of alimony tax deduction in 2019

(Newser) - An alimony deduction to be erased in 2019 under the new tax plan has lawyers preparing for a wave of divorces this year—and eying complications for recipients beyond. Payers have long received a tax break on alimony, while recipients have paid income tax on payments. But after Dec. 31,... More »

GOP Tax Bill Scraps Alimony Deductions

This could make divorce trickier, lawyers say

(Newser) - America's biggest tax law overhaul in more than 30 years contains a provision that some experts say is going to make divorce a more difficult process—especially for lower-income couples. The final version of the Republican tax plan removes the tax deduction for alimony payments, which are support payments... More »

Divorce Is Most Expensive in This State

Sorry, Californians

(Newser) - If your marriage is on the rocks, here's hoping you don't live in California. 24/7 Wall St. looked at the average cost of a divorce based on data from a lawyer marketing service—including attorney fees, court filing costs, and other legal fees—and found that the Golden... More »

5 States With Highest, Lowest Divorce Rates

No guarantees, but Massachusetts is the state with lowest divorce rate

(Newser) - Keeping one's vows till death do you part is a challenge for even the most happily married couples—but the odds might be greater depending on where you live. To find out which states have the highest and lowest rates of divorce, 24/7 Wall St. examined a Census Bureau... More »

8 Jobs That Take Biggest Toll on Marriages

Gaming managers at casinos fare the worst

(Newser) - Some jobs seem to take a greater toll on a marriage than others. Low pay, lousy hours—think nights and weekends—and work environments that involve alcohol are among the usual factors, per 24/7 Wall St . Here are the eight worst jobs for marriage from its analysis, with casino work... More »

Things Get Nasty Between Ex-Hills Star, Husband

Abusive incident alleged in Audrina Patridge court documents

(Newser) - Audrina Patridge, a former star of MTV's The Hills, has filed for divorce from her husband of less than a year and been granted a temporary restraining order against him, reports TMZ . Patridge—who wed Australian BMX rider Corey Bohan last November, five months after giving birth to the... More »

Kids of Divorce Less Stressed When Custody Is Shared

Navigating 2 households appears less stressful than hardly seeing one parent

(Newser) - When courts get involved in child custody cases, kids end up in the full custody of their moms 80% of the time. New research suggests the thinking behind this trend—that conflict between parents is so harmful to kids they should avoid shared custody—is all wrong. In fact, a... More »

3 Words Can't Get Men an Instant Divorce Anymore: Court

India outlaws 'triple talaq'

(Newser) - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced... More »

$950K Violin Collection Ruined. 3 Years Later, Ex-Wife Arrested

The destroyed collection included 54 violins and 70 bows

(Newser) - The world's tiniest violin might not be enough to express one man's loss, allegedly at the hands of his ex-wife. The Japan Times reports 34-year-old Midori Kawamiya was arrested Tuesday, accused of destroying her ex-husband's $950,000 violin collection in 2014 as the two were divorcing. Authorities... More »

Anthony Scaramucci's Wife Leaves Him: Report

Multiple sources tell Page Six she's not a fan of his new position

(Newser) - Multiple sources tell Page Six that Anthony Scaramucci's wife has filed for divorce. Deidre Ball, who started dating the new White House communications director in 2011 and is his second wife, is said to dislike President Trump and the DC life in general. She preferred the couple's "... More »

High-Profile Couple Announce 'Trump Divorce'

Trump supporter Lynn Aronberg felt 'isolated' in marriage to Dave Aronberg: press release

(Newser) - Interesting: sending out a press release about your divorce. More interesting: deeming it a "Trump divorce." The Palm Beach Post reports on the demise of the marriage of ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader Lynn Aronberg and Florida state attorney Dave Aronberg, with the two announcing their split via a statement... More »

Wife of 'Hot Felon' Filing for Divorce After Photos

Melissa Meeks 'humiliated' after pics of Jeremy Meeks making out with heiress

(Newser) - There's one person who doesn't think "dreamy mugshot guy" is so dreamy anymore: his wife. Jeremy Meeks, who gained fame for his good looks and became a model after his prison stint, is headed to divorce court after Melissa Meeks, his wife of eight years, says she... More »

5 US Cities With the Most, Least Divorce

Carson City, Nev., has highest percentage of divorcees

(Newser) - And they lived happily ever after ... in some cities more than others. A new report from 24/7 Wall St. looks at the US cities with the highest and lowest percentage of divorcees. The site acknowledges that a variety of factors can fuel a divorce but observes "it is more... More »

Suit: Sex Scenes Were 'Factor' in Heard-Depp Divorce

Heard says they were inserted in film without her permission

(Newser) - What caused Johnny Depp's explosive divorce from Amber Heard? According to the producers of one of Heard's movies, the film's sex scenes played a role. The producers of London Fields, as yet unreleased, are suing Heard for allegedly refusing to promote it. They say she "falsely"... More »

Divorce in the Cards When Men Don't Like Wives' Friends?

Survey suggests friends can influence divorce rate, depending on various factors

(Newser) - Before the advent of social networking and online dating, couples used to meet through mutual friends and acquaintances. But now that people are hooking up online and sometimes falling in love without knowing anything about the other person's social circles, scientists are wondering about what they call the "... More »

Indian Top Court to Rule on Muslim Divorce With 3 Words

Men have to say 'talaq' 3 times and they're officially free; women say that's discriminatory

(Newser) - Although the Koran spells out how a Muslim couple's divorce should be handled—Islamic experts say it's to be spread out over three months so the couple can gauge if it's really the best decision—a more modern-day divorce tactic is now being examined by India's... More »

Getting Fired Can Be Harder Than Losing a Spouse

Unemployment is a blip on the record that doesn't go away

(Newser) - Here's something you might not want to forward to your significant other: You're likely to recover from losing him or her faster than you would recover from losing your job. So say researchers at the University of East Anglia and the What Works Center for Wellbeing in the... More »

Woman Flees Miss. to Get Divorce She's Sought Since '01

Getting a divorce in Mississippi requires consent of both spouses

(Newser) - A divorce is a hard and pricey thing to get in Mississippi, though that doesn't necessarily stop people—one recent study found that the state's divorce rate is seventh highest in the country. What sets it—and South Dakota—apart from the rest of the country is that... More »

Priscilla Presley: I'm Taking Care of Lisa Marie's Twins

Grandma says she's got 8-year-olds during divorce fight, not foster care

(Newser) - Dismissing reports that Lisa Marie Presley's 8-year-old twin daughters are in the custody of the state of California, grandma Priscilla Presley says the girls are with her. The AP reported over the weekend that Finley and Harper Lockwood, Lisa Marie's children with estranged husband Michael Lockwood, were under... More »

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